The city of Raqqa, Syria | Spring of 2019

The U.S. military’s biggest successes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria involved uprooting the militants first from Mosul, Iraq, and then Raqqa, Syria.

But those operations are also catching the most flak for what many human rights groups and international organizations viewed as a callous use of artillery and air power killed too many civilians and destroyed over 80% of infrastructure.

Raqqa year-and-a-half after ISIS

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